‘Tis The Season!

Ho ho ho! It’s December 1st and we’ve prepared a number of personalized gift boxes here at Much & Little just for you! These eye catching wooden crates full of assorted goodies are perfect for the holiday gift giving season. Whether you’re inspired by the artisan, man, woman, or lovely human in your life, we’ve got you covered. These thoughtfully chosen creations are sure to go fast!

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Curated Artisanal Gift Box

This beautiful gift box contains products that are characteristic of traditional methods of artisan-based production. Ideal for the kitchen and home!

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Price: $145.00     (Full retail value: $162.00)

 

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Contents:

  1.  Linen Tea Towel
  2.  Copper Cloth Set
  3.  Local Honey
  4.  Ceramic Honey Dipper
  5.  Palo Santo Wood Incense
  6.  Beeswax Candle
  7.  Local Caramelized Onion Jam
  8.  Gold Storage Tin
  9.  Honey Short Stack Recipe Book
  10.  Vancouver Island Fleur de Sel
  11.  Wooden Nail Brush
  12.  Sampling of Local Caramels
  13.  Wooden Crate

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Curated Gift Box for Guys

We’ve done the work for you! Come grab a versatile bundle of products suitable for that hard-to-shop-for man in your life.

Sale price: $110.00     Full retail price: $130.00

Price: $110.00     (Full retail value: $130.00)

 

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Contents:

  1.  Black Toque
  2.  Donut crew socks
  3.  Locally Made Pretzels
  4.  Small Batch Bitters
  5.  Log Cabin Burner + Incense
  6.  Stain Remover Stick
  7.  Locally Made Soap
  8.  Sports Quiz Game
  9.  Wooden Crate

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Curated Gift Box for Gals

She’ll love this gift box, we promise! It’s got everything a woman needs to indulge in some self care this holiday season and be ready to tackle the new year.

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Price: $145.00     (Full retail value: $162.00)

 

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Contents:

  1.  Cozy Wool Camp Socks
  2.  Silver Storage Tin
  3.  Sampling of Local Caramels
  4.  Craft Chocolate Bar
  5.  Local Coffee Body Scrub
  6.  Local Essential Oil Towelettes
  7.  Scented Soy Candle
  8.  Local Lip Balm
  9.  Local Small Batch Soap
  10.  Wooden Crate

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Make Some Space For Mosser Glass

We are so proud to be one of very few Canadian stockists to carry Mosser Glass. Not only to we love the product, but we love the story behind this long-standing family-owned and operated business.

Mosser glassware originated more than 50 years ago with Orie Mosser and the Cambridge Glass Company in Ohio. After the company’s closure in 1954, Orie’s son Tom continued and refined the trade over the next few years. Beginning with the basics of quality glass manufacturing, Tom was able to establish Mosser Glass in 1971.

Rooted in fine family tradition, Mosser Glass is a company that values traditional approaches that are moulded (no pun intended) for a contemporary context using primarily raw materials and a six step manufacturing process. Proudly displaying its legacy, glassware produced by the Mosser company demonstrates detailed craftsmanship combined with intricate design. The pieces are impressive yet practical.

Mosser encompasses a wide selection of beautifully handcrafted glassware pieces (see some of what we have in stock below) that blend classic designs with modern functionality. The timeless nature of these creations is sure to withstand years of use and love. Add a feeling of nostalgia, warmth, and elegance to your home with these new products now in store at M&L.

 

You really can't go wrong with these kitchen staples that provide a refined yet vintage look. Far from basic, this pitcher features a custom moulded rim and cut glass design that extends from the surface to the base.

You really can’t go wrong with these kitchen staples that provide a refined yet vintage look. This pitcher features a custom moulded rim and cut glass design that extends from the surface to the base.

 

This high-quality assortment of kitchenware is handcrafted to perfection in an appetizing shade of jade green.

This high-quality assortment of kitchenware is handcrafted to perfection in our favourite shade of jadeite green.

 

This delicately moulded mermaid-like glass dish is versatile and sure to be a conversation starter!

This delicately moulded mermaid-like glass dish is versatile and sure to be a conversation starter! Use it for soap, jewelry, candies, and even an ash tray.

 

Add a touch of whimsy to your kitchen table with this lovely cake stand, beautifully handcrafted turkey dish, and adorable little salt and pepper shakers.

Add a touch of whimsy to your kitchen table with this lovely cake stand, beautifully handcrafted chicken dish, and adorable little salt and pepper shakers.

 

This tabletop juice reamer in jadeite is a beautiful yet practical addition to any kitchen counter space.

This tabletop juice reamer in jadeite is a beautiful yet practical addition to any kitchen counter space.

It’s time for our annual BIRTHDAY SALE!

It’s hard to believe that the shop is already 6 years old! So much has happened in the lifetime of this small business, but one thing that remains consistent is the support and encouragement of our loyal customers. As an expression of thanks on our birthday, we’re having a storewide sale. Everything will be 20% OFF** this FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY (Oct. 13, 14, 15) in store only.

We’d love for you to come by, say hello, and maybe pick up a little something for yourself at a discount. We hope to see you there, and thanks again for 6 great years!

The M&L Crew

xxoo

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** Some exceptions, details in store. Please note that all sales are final. No price adjustments.

Gift Guide Part Four: For the Home

Here are some of our top picks of things to grace your live, work or play space!

 

Colourful, classic and hearty Bauer mixing bowls and butter dishes for the discerning baker or cook. Made in Los Angeles since 1910. $42.95 -$84.95

Colourful, classic and hearty Bauer mixing bowls and butter dishes for the discerning baker or cook. Made in Los Angeles since 1910. $42.95 -$84.95

 

Locally made rope storage trays and baskets from Coastal Craft are functional and aesthetically pleasing. $15 - $35.

Locally made rope storage trays and baskets from Coastal Craft are functional and aesthetically pleasing. $15 – $35.

 

Put together a sweet assortment of goodies to warm the home: giant latte mug from Eikcam Ceramics; napkins from Keephouse; single origin teas from Bee Raw; coaster set from James Steidle.

Put together a sweet assortment of goodies to warm the home: giant latte mug from Eikcam Ceramics $52; napkins from Keephouse $29 for a pair; single origin teas from Bee Raw $19.95 – $22.95; coaster set from James Steidle $30.

 

Simple and elegant hanging vase cast from an actual test tube. $48.95

Simple and elegant hanging vase cast from an actual test tube. $48.95

 

Brilliant storage jars made from recycled wine bottles with cork lids. $21 - $23

Brilliant storage jars made from recycled wine bottles with cork lids. $21 – $23

 

Simple subtle wall hanging of wooden feathers with cast bark detail. Handmade in Ontario by JB+DG. $148

Simple subtle wall hanging of wooden feathers with cast bark detail. Handmade in Ontario by JB+DG. $148

 

Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 - $36.95

Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 – $36.95

 

Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5'x8') $435

Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5’x8′) $435

 

Locally made porcelain jam jars (or planters or honey pots) from Eikcam ceramics. $52

Locally made porcelain jam jars (or planters or honey pots) from Eikcam ceramics. $52

 

Textured brass picture frames to capture your favourite images. $28.95 - $36.95

Textured brass picture frames to capture your favourite images. $28.95 – $36.95

 

Simple geometric hanging terrariums to house air plants or succulents make a beautiful statement in a window. Two sizes available. $62.95 - $76.95

Simple geometric hanging terrariums to house air plants or succulents make a beautiful statement in a window. Two sizes available. $62.95 – $76.95

 

Cosy and thick wool blanket /throw made in the USA by Faribault Woolen Mill. $225

Cosy and thick wool blanket /throw made in the USA by Faribault Woolen Mill. $225

 

Oven safe terracotta platters with subtle yet clever icons stamped in the sides. Beautiful as serving dishes or fruit/vegetable bowls. Handmade in the Pacific NW by Grain Design.

Oven safe terracotta platters with subtle yet clever icons stamped in the sides. Beautiful as serving dishes or fruit/vegetable bowls. Handmade in the Pacific NW by Grain Design. $54 – $110.

Gift Guide Part Two: For Her

Everybody has a special lady in their life – be it their mom, wife, sister, significant other, grandma, BFF, mentor… the list goes on. We’ve hand selected some gifts that will make her feel especially loved this time of year. Guys, listen up – this list is for you – don’t wait until the last minute! As usual, we’re on hand at the shop to help you put together something really special. We want you to feel as good about your purchase as she does receiving it. xo

 

Pyrrha talisman necklaces will always win favours! Each charm has a different symbolism and meaning. Design and made in Vancouver for over 20 years. Lots to choose from in the shop. Prices range form $154 to $233.

Pyrrha talisman necklaces will always win favours! Each charm has a different symbolism and meaning. Design and made in Vancouver for over 20 years. Lots to choose from in the shop. Prices range form $154 to $233.

 

Ultra soft oversized scarf for blustery days. Also available in grey mix. $95.

Ultra soft oversized scarf for blustery days. Also available in grey mix. $95.

 

Linen covered recipe boxes for the organized cook. Recipe cards included. $58.95

Linen covered recipe boxes with gold detailing for the organized cook. Recipe cards included. $58.95

 

Hand thrown mugs and bowls with delicate gold and blue dots make a thoughtful present. Made in Golden, BC by Kalika Bowlby. $46 each.

Hand thrown mugs and bowls with delicate gold and blue dots make a thoughtful present. Made in Golden, BC by Kalika Bowlby. $46 each.

 

Soft and supple open long cardigan in a deep moss green. Elegant and versatile. $260

Soft and supple open long cardigan in a deep moss green. Elegant and versatile. $260

 

The Radio Purse from Minor History is a great all purpose bag with a modern shape. Adjustable straps, brass hardware and plenty of room for all the essentials. Available in black or Carnelian leather. $235.

The Radio Purse from Minor History is a great all purpose bag with a modern shape. Adjustable straps, brass hardware and plenty of room for all the essentials. Available in black or Carnelian leather. $235.

 

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New styles of Tense wooden watches have arrived – large and small faces available. Made locally and always a lovely present. Styles range in price from $168 to $265.

 

Stay cosy and warm on those winter walks. Sweater by Day. $234.99

Stay cosy and warm on those winter walks. Sweater by Day. $234.99

 

Perfect for the lady who loves to entertain. Uncomplicated recipes and inspiration for food, cocktails and gatherings. Full colour photos on every page. $45.95

Perfect for anyone who loves to entertain. Uncomplicated recipes and inspiration for food, cocktails and gatherings. Full colour photos on every page. $45.95

 

Made by artisans in Santa Fe, New Mexico, these tuxedo knives make a sweet gift. Assorted patterns and colours. $68 - $74.

Made by artisans in Santa Fe, New Mexico, these tuxedo knives make a sweet gift. Assorted patterns and colours. $68 – $74.

 

Handwoven, fair trade towels make a thoughtful gift. They can also be used as shawls and throws. The photo doesn't do them justice! The texture and subtle slub in these are tell tale signs of a truly handcrafted item. We have other styles in the shop as well. For the lady who appreciates quality, timeless goods. $98.

Handwoven, fair trade towels make a thoughtful gift. They can also be used as shawls and throws. The photo doesn’t do them justice! The texture and subtle slub in these are tell tale signs of a truly handcrafted item. We have other styles in the shop as well. For the lady who appreciates quality, timeless goods. $98.

 

Help her stay organized with a 12-month agenda. Hardcover and organized monthly with plenty of room for important dates and notes. $45.95

Help her stay organized with a 12-month agenda. Hardcover and organized monthly with plenty of room for important dates and notes. $45.95

Riess Enamelware, Bauer Pottery, and Fog Linenworks

We’ve always been fans of classic, well-made goods for the home that have stood the test of time. We’ve recently been restocked on two brands that we’ve carried since the shop opened – Riess Enamelware and Bauer Pottery – and a new edition to our collection, Fog Linenworks. Below is a bit of history…

Riess is an Austrian based company that has roots dating back to 1550. They began making high-quality porcelain enamel kitchenware in 1922, and the company is currently run by the ninth Riess family generation. The company philosophy revolves around sustainability, ecological vision and social responsibility. Their manufacturing is powered by green energy from three hydroelectric plants and their production process is carbon neutral.

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Riess cookware consists of four coats of porcelain enamel applied to a steel core. Porcelain enamel has no artificial elements in it and is completely recyclable into scrap metal. It can be used on all heat sources, is nickel-free, scratch-resistant, non-porous and easy to clean. Morever, it comes in the best colours! We’ve got lidded casseroles, baking dishes, saucepans, ladles, milk pots, and mixing bowls.

Bauer Pottery is another favourite collection of ours. The company’s roots date back to 1878 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1910 J.A. Bauer moved production to Los Angeles, California where the company expanded it’s designs and colour selections. In the 30’s the famous “ring designs” were added to all manner of vessels – butter dishes, mixing bowls, candle holders, and honey pots to name a few. The most famous period for Bauer Pottery had begun and the company enjoyed years of success. Eventually things changed, and in the early 60’s the company shut down it’s production. As time passed, original Bauer pieces became highly collectable.

It wasn’t until years later in 1998 that current owner, Janek Bonieki, purchased the rights to reproduce classic Bauer designs. Using original vintage pieces, new molds were made. Original and new colours were developed – without the use of harmful elements like lead and uranium! A new era of Bauer Pottery was born and we can now enjoy replicas of the original pieces.

In the shop you’ll find creamers, sugar bowls, mixing bowls, egg cups and butter dishes in all colours!

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Fog Linenworks was started by Japanese designer Yumiko Sekine after her own search for affordable everyday linens came up short. She travelled to Lithuania, where flax has been grown and spun into linen since the Middle Ages. This began her relationship with Lithuanian makers who produce all of Yumiko’s designs. She started with seven items in her line, and ten years later there is a large and growing line of linen homegoods – including clothing – which we also carry!

It just so happens that all these collections coordinate beautifully with each other. We hope you will come in and see them in person!

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